Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Garden Conservancy Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A NM United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 557,352

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 160,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 207,488

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 557,352

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13110 records found.